I don’t know about you, but earthquakes, a struggling economy, and relationship blunders often overwhelm my thinking. Tough times make a girl think—real hard.
Mostly it makes me think of Jesus and all that he has walked me through and all that waits for me in eternity future. I guess most of us would like our stories to be grand and full of adventure with ourselves as the conquering heroes. But my life has not been like that. The only hero in my life is Jesus and it is me that he has conquered.
I’ve found something, or rather Someone, to hold on to, and my life with him is something to fight for. It keeps me moving forward—in the good times as well as the not-so-good times. I copied the following quote down in my journal from the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy—Sam says it so well:
Sam: It’s like in the great stories Mr. Frodo, the ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were, and sometimes you didn’t want to know the end because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end it’s only a passing thing this shadow, even darkness must pass. A new day will come, and when the sun shines it’ll shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you, that meant something even if you were too small to understand why. But I think Mr. Frodo, I do understand, I know now folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going because they were holding on to something.
Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?
Sam: That there’s some good in the world, Mr. Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for.
My life is good, really good, even with all the negatives that can overshadow my day. The good is Jesus, and the good is the things he is doing in me and in those around me. For me, that’s worth fighting for.
What are you holding on to, and is it worth fighting for?
In Him together, Susan Gaddis